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UNCW's Military History

In his book, From These Beginnings, about the founding of UNCW, J. Marshall Crews states that "On September 4, 1947, at 4 p.m., Wilmington College, with seventeen faculty members, opened the doors to 238 students, seventy-five percent of whom were veterans." Since that time, UNCW has become one of the leading universities in the southeast and maintains a deep tradition of educating and collaborating with local military personnel - both active-duty and retired - and their families. more...

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